Nursing Consumers with Mental Illnesses towards Recovery Using the Strengths-based Approach

Huiting Xie OJS


Many health systems have traditionally adopted a
view of mental disorders based on pathologies and the risk
individuals have towards mental disorders. However, with this
approach, mental disorders continue to cost the healthcare
system billions a year. This paper aims to introduce and explore
what the strengths-based approach is in the psychiatric arena.
Strengths-based approach moves the focus away from deficits of
people with mental illnesses (consumers) and focus on the
strengths and resources of the consumers. The paper will also
align the relevance of strength- based approach to mental health
nursing and its contribution to mental health recovery.


Strengths-based approach, mental health, mental illnesses, mental health recovery, community

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